Pragoti provides links to the debate on the past and future of Communist movement in India running on the pages of Caravan magazine.
General Secretary of the CPI(M), Prakash Karat answers a wide range of questions related to the ongoing assembly elections in various states in the country. Excerpts and link to original piece.
Eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm makes a statement after a controversy was created in The Telegraph newspaper (and lapped up by others) following the publication of an interview of his in the New Left Review magazine.
മാവോയിസ്റ്റുകള് ഇന്ന് ഇന്ത്യയില് എന്തുപങ്കാണ് വഹിക്കുന്നത് എന്ന് മനസ്സിലാക്കാന് ഇന്ത്യയിലെ മാവോയിസ്റ്റ് പ്രസ്ഥാനത്തിന്റെ ചരിത്രത്തിലേക്ക് ഒന്ന് തിരിഞ്ഞുനോക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ട്.
"Our party has the maximum experience amongst communist parties of working in a democratic set up. We believe that even in socialism there should be a multi-party system." Prakash Karat says in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Hindi, obtained by Open Magazine.
The interview is linked here.
Prakash Karat's speech -
আমরা আজকে ভারতবর্ষের বুকে মাওবাদীদের ভুমিকা নিয়ে আলোচনা করছি।
On the 6th of November, 2009, Left View conducted a discussion recently on the Maoists' Role in India Today featuring the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prakash Karat and eminent economist at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Jayati Ghosh.The meeting was chaired by Prabir Purkayastha of the Delhi Science Forum
The video recordings of the talks are linked in this post. An unedited transcript of the video (for those who don't have broadband) is attached along with the post. UPDATE- A Tamil translation of Prakash Karat's speech is also attached (courtesy Sa.Veeramani ) UPDATE 2 - A Bengali translation is available here. UPDATE 3 - A Malayalam translation is available here.
[Exclusive interview with Prakash Karat, General Secretary CPI(M) on the current political situation]
INTERVIEW WITH Prakash Karat, courtesy INN.
'Left Will Vote Against Govt'
The Left parties will vote against the Manmohan Singh government in the vote of confidence because of its betrayal of national interests, asserted CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat. The Left will continue working to ensure that the India-US nuclear deal does not get operationalised during the tenure of this government. Charging the Congress of failing to check communal forces, he said the CPI(M) and Left parties will continue to combat the Hindutva and communal forces.
PRAKASH KARAT, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in an exclusive interview to Frontline, minced no words in stating that the Congress leadership had gone back on its word and the understanding that was evolved in November last year when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government went for discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Secretariat. Interview courtesy, The Frontline magazine.